Forget Arturo Vidal: Arsenal should look to Yohan Cabaye

With the ex-Newcastle man reportedly available, the Gunners should rekindle their interest in the midfielder.

Yohan Cabaye’s future at Paris Saint-Germain appears to be up in the air, with The Telegraph stating yesterday that West Ham and Crystal Palace were fighting it out for the star’s signature.

As such, with Arsenal being linked heavily with Arturo Vidal, as per Metro yesterday, is there scope for the Gunners to look to the France international instead?

Arsenal made an attempt to sign Cabaye from Newcastle two years ago, as reported by the BBC at the time, with Arsene Wenger clearly thinking that the ex-Lille playmaker had the qualities to fit into the Emirates Stadium contingent.

Now with Cabaye available again Arsenal should certainly have an eye on the 29-year-old.

Able to play in a deep-lying central midfield role or further forward as the man to support a lone striker, Cabaye was a revelation at Newcastle and quite rightly regarded as one of the best in his position in English football.

Fast forward 18 months and the 29-year-old has been relegated to the fringes back in his homeland, with the likes of Blaise Matuide and Marco Verratti ruling the roost at the Parc des Princes.

Cabaye should still be viewed as a player of immense ability and someone who would offer Arsene Wenger’s squad versatility, precision and quality.

Despite Vidal’s attributes making him a world-class player, Cabaye arguably could be a better fit given that he has played in England previously and would have a point to prove having failed to establish himself at PSG.

Surely available at a more reasonable price than the Chilean, Cabaye’s capture could well be a shrewd move by the North London club this summer.

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